New historic districts, Worwag tax abatement approved by Lafayette City Council

The Lafayette City Council approved two new historic districts and a tax abatement for Worwag Coatings at Monday night's meeting.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 10:48 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The City of Lafayette has two new historic districts. The city council voted to approve them at Monday night's meeting.

The first is called the Greenbush Historic District. It mainly consists of the Greenbush Cemetery, which has existed since 1848.

The other is the Perrin-Cason Street Historic District. It consists of two properties on the 1500 block of Cason Street.

Assistant Director for Economic Development John Collier advocated to the council on behalf of these two additions. He said there aren't any current plans to expand the Perrin-Cason St. district right now, but that the Historic Preservation Commission is always hopeful for additions.

With these new additions, the city now has 24 official historic districts. Greenbush Cemetery is the first officially historic cemetery.

The city council approved a tax abatement for a company in Lafayette. As we previously reported,  Worwag Coatings has been in the community for 24 years.

It's a automotive company that manufactures chemical coating products. The German-based company operates on a world wide scale, and a big part of its productions come from right here in Lafayette.

"For a community of this size, we really are very international," said Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski. "With big companies like Subaru, Caterpillar, Nanshan and Worwag, this truly is a global marketplace."

The seven year tax abatement will help the company hire at least 20 new employees, get new equipment and upgrade its property located on Kossuth Street.

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